Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (or simply "Motherless Child") is a traditional Negro spiritual. The song dates back to the era of slavery in the United States when it was common practice to sell children of slaves away from their parents. An early performance of the song dates back to the 1870s by the Fisk Jubilee Singers.

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